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Central Texas among top 50 areas with most mosquitoes

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(KXXV) -

The cities of Waco, Temple and Bryan ranked number 41 on the Orkin's 2018 Mosquito Cities list. 

For the fifth year in a row, Atlanta was the number city with most mosquitoes. Dallas ranked number two while New York ranked number three. 

The state of Texas holds the state on this year's list with seven cities, followed by Florida and Louisiana with four cities each. 

“According to the CDC, vector-borne diseases like Zika virus and West Nile virus have tripled since 2004. These mosquito-borne diseases may have serious side effects,” said Orkin entomologist Chelle Hartzer. 

Mosquito season starts when Spring temperatures arrive, and they are most active in temperatures above 80 degrees.

Breeding season is usually July through September, while peak West Nile virus season is usually not until late August through September or even October in some areas. 

Below is the complete list:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  3. New York
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Chicago
  6. St. Louis, MO
  7. Houston
  8. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
  9. Kansas City, MO
  10. Charlotte, NC
  11. Detroit
  12. Memphis
  13. Nashville
  14. Tampa- St. Peterburg
  15. Raleigh-Durham
  16. Los Angeles
  17. Philadelphia 
  18. Birmingham 
  19. Orlando
  20. Austin
  21. Mobile-Pensacola
  22. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo
  23. Norfolk-Portsmouth, Newport News
  24. Indianapolis
  25. Phoenix
  26. Albany
  27. Lafayette
  28. Baton Rouge
  29. New Orleans
  30. Richmond
  31. Greenville-Spartanburg
  32. Minneapolis
  33. Boston
  34. Wichita 
  35. Tulsa
  36. Hartford- New Haven
  37. San Antonio
  38. Springfield 
  39. Abilene
  40. Oklahoma City
  41. Waco-Temple-Bryan
  42.  Baltimore
  43. Huntsville-Decatur, AL
  44. Shreveport
  45. Portland-Auburn
  46. Knoxville
  47. Cleveland
  48. West Palm Beach
  49. Bangor
  50. harlingen-Brownsville-McAllen

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